By Julia M. O'Brien

The Abingdon outdated testomony Commentaries offer compact, severe commentaries at the books of the outdated testomony for using theological scholars and pastors. The commentaries also are important for upper-level collage or college scholars and for these answerable for instructing in congregational settings. as well as supplying uncomplicated details and insights into the previous testomony writings, those commentaries exemplify the initiatives and systems of cautious interpretation, all to help scholars of the previous testomony in coming to an educated and significant engagement with the biblical texts themselves.

The six books came across on the shut of the Minor Prophets (Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi) current certain understandings of God, humanity, and the long run. This remark engages these understandings, considers what the books can have intended long ago, and describes how they resonate with modern readers. With realization to problems with gender, violence, and inclusivity, O'Brien explores the moral demanding situations of the books and asks how devoted readers can either recognize the issues those biblical books increase and relish their worth for modern theological reflection.

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